Healthy Living

Breathe easy with a ToxBox

In the spirit of information sharing, we like to sometimes focus on solutions for existing / older homes. This seems more relevant than ever as so many of us are staying home or otherwise conscious of pausing plans. This post focuses on healthy indoor air!

The ToxBox filter isn’t new, but it is an amazing Canadian product deserving of a bit of profile right now. Does your home have a conventional furnace? The ToxBox is for you.

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New passive home in Stittsville
Energy Efficiency, Passive House

New passive home in Stittsville

The community of Stittsville in the far west of Ottawa has been a bit of a hot spot for families and new builds. We were delighted to help one family create a fully passive home there recently by constructing the weathertight shell for the project.

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Healthy Living

Trade Show Cancellations

We wrote yesterday about the cancellation of the Green Living Show in Toronto this weekend due to measures being taken to stem the spread of COVID 19. We now know that the Ottawa Home & Garden Show has followed suit.

These are not postponed events, they are full cancellations, meaning they will not occur at all in 2020.

We do not yet have a statement about the Ottawa Cottage Life & Backyard Show, scheduled for mid-April. We assume it too is likely to be cancelled, but will confirm here when we know. Updated to note: this show has now also been cancelled.

Finally, we will obviously keep a close eye on developments and the latest guidance on gatherings in determining whether it makes sense to continue with our planned EkoModel Open House in late April.

In the meantime, best wishes to everyone. Stay healthy.

Toronto Laneway Suite kitchen and main living area
Healthy Living

Toronto Laneway Suites

EkoBuilt focuses on energy efficiency and healthy living spaces, making it an ideal partner on urban intensification projects.

If adding a laneway suite to your Toronto property is on your list, give us a shout. We can help you take a sustainable approach that will keep your new suite inexpensive to run now and into the future as energy prices continue to rise.

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EkoBuilt News & Happenings, Passive House

EkoBuilt Open House & Trade Show Schedule 2020

The 2020 trade show season is about to get underway and we want to make sure you know where you can meet with us and pursue our shared interest in homes and smart home design, green living and sustainability. We’re also excited to announce our first EkoModel Open House of the year.

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